It’s that time and let me tell you it came faster than I ever imagined but I am ready to start my very last core rotation of my third year. Just a reminder the core rotations are mandatory rotations that third-year students need to take before becoming “official” fourth-year students. I think that my schedule was really interesting this year given that I started with Family Medicine and now I am ending with Internal Medicine.
I thought that this would be a good time to tell you all about the difference between the two. The two specialties are very similar given that they both take into account a holistic approach with regards to patient care and can diagnose really any condition that comes through the doors. However, Family Medicine physicians work mainly out-patient (outside of the hospital) and can choose to see pediatric patients versus Internal Medicine physicians who work in the in-patient setting (in the hospital) taking care of the patients who are admitted through the emergency room.
Since my Family Medicine Rotation was in an out-patient setting I am really excited to get back into the hospital and learn my patients! What are some of the differences and similarities between your Family Medicine and Internal Medicine rotations? Comment down below!